Thomas Sowell notes that it's inaccurate to call President
Obama a socialist, since he really doesn't advocate government
ownership of the means of production.
In fact, it's worse:What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots, but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama’s point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, so that he no longer has to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.
So, if not socialism, what do you call it? Hint: begins with "F" and Jonah Goldberg wrote a book about it.
It's the twenty-fifth anniversery of "Mr.
Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" A memorable moment of bravery and
It's nice knowing my children will live in a world significantly less dangerous, thanks in large part to Ronald Reagan.
Our local paper, Foster's Daily Democrat
has a nice
story about New Hampshire's entrant to the Scripps-Howard
Spelling Bee, Emma Ciereszynski.
Emma didn't get all the marbles. The eventual winner: Snigdha Nandipati.
I'm trying to come up with a convincing theory that links tough-to-spell names with spelling talent. Failing.